We currently have several clients with spinal cord injuries. We understand the unique requirements of each patient, because no two spinal injuries are exactly the same. This is why we provide a customized care plan in conjunction with your case manager, social worker, doctors, physical therapist, occupational therapist and speech therapist.
We understand that a sudden and traumatic blow to the spine that damages the associated nerves can result in a spinal cord injury. This damage means that important communication between the brain and the spine can no longer occur and will likely affect various muscles, both voluntary and involuntary. These injuries are quite serious and, depending upon the location of the injury, significant disabilities can result. Traumatic brain injury patients very often need help to care for themselves.
These patients may often need mobility assistance from specialized devices such as a Hoyer lift, Spryte, or wheelchair may be required. We have Certified Nursing assistants and Certified Home Health Aides who are trained in these devices. We maintain a Hoyer lift in our office for training purposes.
These patients often experience respiratory issues, urinary tract infections, kidney stones and pressure or bed sores. They also experience bowel and bladder dysfunction. Though their injury is non-reversible, there are things that can be done to maintain their health and improve the quality of their lives.
- Maintain proper posture in their wheelchair or hospital bed
- Position the client regularly to prevent bed sores and congestion.
- Prepare nutritious meals to maintain their health and keep an ideal weight.
- Incontinence care
- Drink plenty of fluids to keep the body well hydrated and free from congestion.
- Remove and dispose of urinary bags
- Exercise reminders to keep the body using muscles and prevent atrophy
Almost half of those with spinal cord injuries will need help with personal care on a daily basis. They will need help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, dressing, bowel and bladder care in addition to simply getting in and out of bed and around their homes. They will obviously need help in terms of errands, shopping and preparing meals, housekeeping and laundry. Furthermore, their needs may increase as they age and have less energy.
Caring for victims of Spinal Cord Injuries at Home
More and more spinal cord injury patients are opting for care in the comfortable surroundings of their home. This is especially the case for the elderly who are often too frail to be moved successfully. Assisting Hands Home Care providers are able to focus specifically on providing customized care with spinal cord injuries.
No matter what level of service you need, we’re available twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Sometimes the cost of the services can be covered by settled litigation cases. Often long term care insurance will pay for a home health aide when the patient is unable to perform activities of daily living.
In-Home Assistance for Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries
When you are faced with the challenge of finding the best in-home care provider to help care for the emotional and physical well-being of your loved one, you will want to be confident that you are making the right choice.
Assisting Hands Home Care specializes is this extraordinary service and is one of many skills that sets us apart from other companies. We provide our home care, senior care, dementia care and specialized in-home care services throughout the Boston North Suburbs area.
For more answers to your questions, please give us a call directly at (781) 400-8880 and we will be happy to help!